Muammar Gaddafi accepted the African Union’s peace plan Sunday, hours after his military was bombarded by NATO air strikes. The delegation of African leaders will now put their plan to the rebels, who argue that the Gaddafi regime must be deposed.
REUTERS - Muammar Gaddafi has accepted a roadmap for ending the conflict in Libya including an immediate ceasefire, the African Union said on Monday, but an opposition representative said it would only work if Gaddafi left power.
Earlier truce offers from Gaddafi have come to nothing and rebels, who took up arms across the east and in some towns in the west after he crushed protests in February, have said they will accept nothing less than an end to his 41 year-old rule.
A communication crisis between NATO and rebels
A rebel spokesman earlier rejected the idea of a deal with Gaddafi to end the conflict, bloodiest in a series of pro-democracy revolts across the Arab world that have ousted the autocratic leaders of Tunisia and Egypt.
Date created : 2011-04-11